Basel: Sevilla came from behind to stun Liverpool 3-1 in the Europa League final and won the Europa League trophy for the third season in a row in Basel on Wednesday.
Liverpool dominated the early stages and went ahead through an exquisite goal by England striker Daniel Sturridge but Jurgen Klopp’s side failed to capitalise and went to pieces in the second half.
The Spanish team equalized 18 seconds after the restart with Kévin Gameiro’s goal from close range and Andujar Coke strike in the 64th minute.
Klopp brought on Divock Origi for Roberto Firmino, who failed to shine in the all-important final.
Coke fired Sevilla ahead and slotted a controversial third goal of the night in the 70th minute after the linesman initially raised his flag for offside.
Liverpool players protested against the goal, suggesting an offside, but the goal rightfully stood.
The defeat leaves Liverpool with no European football next season and dealt coach Juergen Klopp a fifth straight loss in a final.
Sevilla’s triumph took them into the Champions League group stage next season.